You might think that country music stars only eat meat and potatoes, and especially barbecue. But in fact several of the top country stars have chosen to go meatless.
Carrie Underwood grew up on a farm in Oklahoma and didn’t think about the fate of the animals being raised until she thought to ask what happened to them. Once she learned that they were slaughtered, she removed meat from her diet. When she moved to California at the age of 22, she found it much easier to completely cut meat from her diet. As she became more famous, she became a vocal advocate for animal rights and adopted a fully vegan diet in 2011.
British musician Tony Kanal is the bassist and co-writer for the American rock bands Dreamcar and No Doubt. He’s also produced and co-written songs for Gwen Stefani among others.
Tony Kanal is a hardcore animal lover, who tweets regularly to his 37,000 followers about the plight of animals. He’s been vegan for the past 6 years and said
“I’ve always just loved animals and you just start making the connection between what you’re eating and what happens to these poor animals and once you start making those connections and realizing the truth behind what you’re eating, it just, there wasn’t any other option for me.”
He and his wife, American home designer Erin Lokitz, have worked to make their home 100% vegan too, with no animal skins, leather, wool or silk!